Justin Bieber fans will get to spend Christmas Day with the performer if they so choose. our editor recommends PHOTOS: Justin Bieber’s ‘Believe’ Tour in Pictures And on each Monday prior to the release of Believe, a new Bieber song will be released exclusively through iTunes. Last week, Bieber’s “HeartBreaker” shot to No. 1 in nearly 70 countries. This week, “All That Matters” debuted to No. 1 in 58 countries. Believe is presented by SB Films and Dolphin Films and produced by Bieber, Scooter Braun, Usher Raymond, Bill O’Dowd and Garrett Grant. “I am so excited to be involved in this movie, and so happy to be able to give back to my fans, especially during the holiday season,” Bieber said. “Jon Chu and my team have done a wonderful job creating a special moment for Beliebers worldwide, and I can’t wait till Christmas Day when the movie will be in theaters everywhere.” PHOTOS: Justin Bieber by the Numbers: 18 Key Stats From His Music Empire and Beyond Added Braun, Bieber’s longtime manager: “It’s no secret that Justin Bieber’s name drives a lot of attention. But with Believe, we wanted him to tell his own story, truthfully and directly.” IM Global is representing international rights to the documentary. On Friday, Bieber unveiled the film’s first teaser on his official YouTube channel.
Muse Gets Unsettlingly Close in New Concert Film
October 17, 2013 (AP) By CHRIS TALBOTT AP Music Writer Muse frontman Matt Bellamy had to be more than just camera-ready for “Muse – Live at Rome Olympic Stadium.” The British rock band’s new concert film was shot in 4K, which meant a whole new level of detail. “There’s weird things like hair and stuff that you probably would never pay attention to,” Bellamy said. “It’s so much more noticeably sharper that it’s almost unsettling at first.” “Muse – Live at Rome Olympic Stadium,” directed by Matt Askem, is the first concert film released in the new ultra high definition format. Also called 4K, UHD has a much better resolution than regular HD and is considered the next technological leap in film and television. Thousands of movies have been shot in 4K, but almost all of them have been shrunk down to HD format before being screened. Exceptions include Sony’s 2011 remake of “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” and Will Smith’s sci-fi adventure “After Earth.” Fans will get a first look at the Muse film Nov. 5 when it debuts in 20 cities around the globe, before expanding to 700 theaters worldwide the next day in 2K and 4K. Bellamy said in a phone interview Wednesday from Costa Rica that the band was inspired by U2’s use of then-new technology in the 2008 concert film “U23D,” so they decided to kick up the production values and aim for something a little more grand. A trailer shows video screens stories tall and pyrotechnics backing the band. Spider cameras crawled over rigging above the crowd during the July concert, and a pair of actors contributed abstract theatrical interpretations of some of the songs. Even so, Bellamy said when he saw the movie, his eyes often drifted away from the action on stage to the vivid details elsewhere. “You see the sort of big panning (shot) across the audience and your eyes are drawn to the details of so many people’s heads and what they’re wearing,” Bellamy said. The release of the film and the conclusion next month of a long world tour leaves Muse, which also includes bassist Chris Wolstenholme and drummer Dominic Howard, at something of a crossroads with no concrete plans at the end of a six-album record deal. “Early next year I think we’ll probably take a break for a few months and at some point next year we’ll start writing new music,” Bellamy said.
India.Arie’s Paramount concert switched to NYCB Theatre at Westbury (Video)
on Sunday, November 3rd, will be moving to a new venue on Long Island the NYCB Theatre at Westbury. Ticket-holders to this event will need to return their tickets at their point of purchase for this show at The Paramount (online purchases will be automatically refunded through Ticketmaster). Customers will then be required to repurchase their tickets for the India.Arie concert at Westbury on Nov. 3rd. NYCB Theatre has placed seats on hold for comparable or better seating locations for any Paramount patrons that come to the box office in person to purchase tickets to the show in Westbury. For any questions or concerns, please call the NYCB Theater at 516-334-0800 or The Paramount Box Office at 631-673-7300. Opened Sept. 30, 2011, The Paramount, located in downtown Huntington, Long Island, New York, has featured concerts, comedy, boxing, community and other special events in a club/theater setting. With over 25,000 Facebook fans, The Paramount was recently ranked by Pollstar Magazine as the #24 highest attended club venue worldwide (January-June 2013). A Ticketmaster venue, booked by Live Nation, The Paramount hosts over 150 events per year and in less than two years since its inception, has quickly established itself as the premier music venue on Long Island. Some artists who have recently taken the Paramount stage include; Pitbull, Don Henley, Willie Nelson, B.B. King, Counting Crows, Primus, The Blues Brothers, Limp Bizkit, & many more. Unfortunately, India. Arie will not be gracing the Paramount stage this time around.